Last Of Ten Supply Vessels For NMS Launched By Promet

National Marine Services, a joint venture company formed by Jackson Marine Corporation and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, will soon take delivery from Promet Private Limited, Singapore of its final order, as the last of its supply vessels, NMS 210 (shown above), was launched recently.

All 10 supply vessels in the series, each measuring 176 feet by 14 feet by 38 feet, are used for offshore oil exploration work in the Arabian waters. They are typical Gulf of Mexico type, and can carry bulk cargoes like cement and drilling mud below their decks.

They can also carry fuel and water to drilling rigs, and are fitted with fire and pollution control equipment. In short, their functions are mainly to service the oil drilling rigs.

Worth $3.5 million each, the vessels have accommodation facilities adequate for 22 people at a service speed of 12 knots. All vessels are classed by the American Bureau of Shipping. The launching ceremony was graced by Mrs. Martha Burrows, wife of the president of Brown & Root, Inc.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 47,  Jul 1981

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